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    'To sorrow
    I bade good morrow,
    And thought to leave her far away behind;
    But cheerly, cheerly,
    She loves me dearly;
    She is so constant to me, and so kind.
    I would deceive her,
    And so leave her,
    But ah! she is so constant and so kind'
    -Thomas Hardy

    I've been in a contemplative mood- thinking about life and our roles within it. What are we doing with our lives really? When we dream, are our dreams aspirations to a greater world, or are they empty? Do we live each day, without a thought to the world, or do we live with careful deliberation?

    Why do we hate faceless enemies? Why do we even talk of hate, when there is more room to love? Why can we shout and scream when we know that everyone is on our side, but when it comes to issues of 'controversy', we stay silent?

    I am just rambling, but I feel like crying. I cannot express how I feel.This picture does not express how I feel-- my feelings have changed since I posted it.

    We live in a world that is so bleak, metallic and hard. Surrounded by cars and tall buildings, parties and shopping, individualistic aspirations and the like- we forget. Or choose to ignore. I do not know.

    I just read my friend's blog- the one visiting Palestine. It almost brought tears to my eyes. I felt it, I felt the people, I felt the aura, I could almost hear them. Fighting for a tiny bit of land, a land that is rightfully theirs. Why should you fight for something that is yours?? It doesn't make sense. Yet somehow... somehow... no one does anything. Money, politics, power. How did the world come to this?

    I was smiling yesterday because I had finally bought sunglasses that suited my face. Today, I am crying because of a defeaning silence. It hurts. But life, and its people, move on.

    OscarFalcon, The Blue Girl, and 41 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Espand 105 months ago | reply

      So beautiful and sad!!

    2. *Ivan* 105 months ago | reply

      "Fighting for a tiny bit of land, a land that is rightfully theirs. Why should you fight for something that is yours??"

      Can I have ten days to find an answer? (At the moment, I'm wondering the same thing)

    3. ~Aphrodite 105 months ago | reply

      Peggy- it\'s photoshop honest! I\'m still quite ignorant, hopong to search more and then use that to move forward, God willing!

      Espand- sad it is!

      Ivan- Hi Ivan! How\'ve you been? You can have your 10 days.. I think it will take me a little longer though!

    4. Norma Tub 105 months ago | reply

      Intensely beautiful!

    5. *Ivan* 105 months ago | reply

      I'm around...A bit busy with my mind (let's say...)

      Ok, 10 days:)

    6. ~Aphrodite 105 months ago | reply

      Norma Tub- Thanx!

      Ivan- 8 days to go ;)

    7. Night Heron 105 months ago | reply

      Fantastic picture.

    8. CricriDuCamembert 104 months ago | reply

      a magnetic shot !

    9. ~Aphrodite 104 months ago | reply

      Mehmet- haven't had time to look at the links, when I do I will. Thanks!

      CriciDu- :D thank u

    10. Gra|>h!]V[@/\/!a 100 months ago | reply

      nice shot
      nice face
      nice colors

    11. No__Way 100 months ago | reply

      look like arab girls........

    12. ~Aphrodite 100 months ago | reply

      Gra|>h!]V[@/\/!a- Thank you

      No_Way- lol

    13. Âŋá 'Ǯáir 95 months ago | reply

      FAVvvvvvvvvvv ^^,

    14. ~Aphrodite 95 months ago | reply

      baby doodii & Ferrari Dubai- :) :)

    15. Life By Light 94 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture.

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